Field technician in Ecuador (Srteam biodiversity and climate change) ~

26 de octubre de 2012

Field technician in Ecuador (Srteam biodiversity and climate change)

We are looking for a field technician to work in Ecuador during the
upcoming field season (starting in January, 2013). The EVOTRAC
(Evolutionary and Ecological Variability in Organismal Trait Response with
Altitude and Climate) project seeks to predict vulnerability of stream
organisms to rapid climate change across latitudinal and elevational
gradients by first understanding how temperature and disturbance shape
stream biodiversity and function.  EVOTRAC is a grant funded by the
Dimensions of Biodiversity program of the National Science Foundation
(NSF), entitled "An Integrative Traits-Based Approach to Predicting
Variation in Vulnerability of Tropical and Temperate Stream Biodiversity to
Climate Change" (Award Number DEB-1046408). More information on the project
can be found at:

This position will be associated with our Ecuadorian component.  The
successful applicant will be located in Ecuador and assist a PhD student
with research examining invertebrate growth rates along an elevational
gradient in the Andes east of Quito.   Responsibilities will include
assisting with the set-up and maintenance of field mesocosms, invertebrate
collection and imaging, and receive training in a variety of stream ecology
techniques. The successful candidate will have his/her flights,
accommodation and meals in Ecuador paid for as well as a $400
stipend/month. Candidates with a working knowledge of Spanish and those
with prior field research experience will be preferentially reviewed.
Tentative dates: January 10th- April 10th 2013.

Please contact Lavenia Ratnarajah if you are interested at or  402-318-9604.

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